China Reports Another FMD Outbreak in Pigs19 December 2012
CHINA - The Chinese veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Jiangsu.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received Follow-up Report No. 4 on 17 December 2012. The affected population consists of pigs.
A total of 338 pigs showed signs of susceptibility, out of which 12 cases were identified. All 338 pigs were destroyed. No deaths were recorded.
The introduction of new live animals has been identified as the main cause of the outbreaks.
The OIE, in conjunction with the country's veterinary experts, have applied several measures to stamp out the disease.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and virus isolation tests were conducted at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, China's national laboratory, which all positively indicated the presence of FMD virus (serotype O).
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